Deborah Wingert trained at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and the School of American Ballet before joining New York City Ballet at 16. After retiring from NYCB, she joined the inaugural staff of Manhattan Youth … Continue reading
This demi-plié series is a staple of Laurie De Vito’s Simonson warm-up, and it includes her penchant for spirals and sequential movement (movement that travels through the body in succession). This combination gives special attention … Continue reading
Jacqulyn Buglisi was a principal dancer with the Martha Graham Dance company for 12 years. In 1993, she co-founded Buglisi Dance Theatre. She is the chair of the Graham-based modern department at The Ailey School, … Continue reading
This exercise follows the plié, tendu and dégagé series in Suzi Taylor‘s lyrical jazz class. It helps students manage their ribcage and shoulder alignment, while finding their centers.
Taylor trained in Southern California with Douglas Caldwell, … Continue reading
A former Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater member and Broadway dancer and choreographer, Jodi Moccia is certified in Zena Rommet Floor-Barre, which she teaches at Steps on Broadway in New York City. This excercise helps … Continue reading